Student Opportunity: RISE at Rutgers

The Research in Science & Engineering program is a joint effort of Rutgers University and the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey.  Students interested in conducting STEM research at one of these institutions must submit applications in February.  Students meeting one or more of the following criteria are especially encouraged to apply:

  • from an economically/ educationally disadvantaged background
  • from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences
  • a first generation college student
  • a student who does not have opportunities for intensive research at your home university
  • someone who has followed a non-traditional path to college

Student Opportunity: REU in Biotech deadline 2/4/2011

Western Kentucky University seeks talented science students to participate in its summer National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in investigative biotechnology.  Thirteen faculty members in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics and Computer Science will serve as mentors to accepted students.  Students will receive a stipend of $480 per week, free housing, meal and travel allowances, and lab supplies.

Student Opportunity: NIST Gaithersburg

Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents majoring in science, mathematics and engineering may apply to participate in a variety of research programs with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Gaithersburg, MD Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for students.  NIST will provide a $4,500 stipend as well as housing to students who participate for the full 11 week program.

Student Opportunity: Amgen Scholars Program (deadline 2/16/2010)

The Amgen Scholars Program places undergraduate students into top research laboratories at places like MIT, UC-Berkeley and the California Institute of Technology.  It is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are sophomores and juniors and who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in a biomedical field.